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Watercolors by Chip Fesko

Abstract Pixel Geometric Patterns in Watercolors


Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents Abstract Pixel Geometric Patterns in Watercolors, by artist Chip Fesko. His current style of watercolor paintings contain 10,000 quarter-inch squares per painting, all bursting with pixel-like squares of color. The list of geometric abstract artists is long and fascinating with well noted artists such as Frank Stella, Ran Davis, Mino Argento, Pat Lipsky, Nadir Afonso and Betty Hawley Kelso just to name a few.

When his paintings are arranged in a variety of combinations, it is easy for the viewer to imagine Tibetan Prayer Flags flying in the wind representing the Five Elements:  Blue for Sky – White for Air – Red for Fire – Green for Water and Yellow which symbolizes Earth. Each Painting takes weeks and sometime months to finish, and after five years his series contains a mere 12 paintings that will soon be on exhibit at the Central Library gallery space.

Inspiration for Fesko's artwork comes from many different directions such as his recent painting The Power of Gold inspired by the accomplishments of Olympic Athletes from the Summer Olympics.

Chip Fesko was a recent winner at the 53rd Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition. His piece, Fire, took 2nd place in the Watercolor category.

The exhibition will be on display during library operating hours, November 6 through January 5, 2018.


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